Sunday, 17 May 2015

Broken Frontier Kickstarter Campaign

UPDATE: Saturday mid-day. We just passed the $58,000 goal. Thanks to everyone who backed us. Normal service can now be resumed...


UPDATE: Saturday May 23rd. It seemed impossible a week ago, but against the odds, we are now only a little over 2k away from the target! To get on board and back this book, click HERE.


UPDATE: Friday May 22nd - midnight. Time for bed here in the UK. Here is the latest state of play. It's in your hands, America. Ten grand to go. Make it happen...



UPDATE: Friday May 22nd. This morning's screenshot shows us at $43,316. Five thousand up on yesterday. If we get a big push today, this can still come in under the wire. Back the Broken Frontier Anthology on Kickstarter HERE



UPDATE: Thursday May 21st. Here's a screen shot showing the current level of pledges. Things are picking up with two days to go...



Sunday May 17th:
As I write this, there are 5 days left for the Broken Frontier Kickstarter campaign to reach its target of  $58,000 and we only have $29,000 plus change. Here's the current state of play...



I say "only" but $29,000 is a hefty sum to be pledged by 665 people for a comic book. That means a lot of people have faith in the project. So can we reach the target in the few days we have left? This is an important project. It's something of a test for a new model of publishing. The reason the goal is so much higher than for most Kickstarter comics is because Broken Frontier want to pay the creators a decent fee upfront for their work. Not a fee comparable to mainstream publishers, but enough to justify the time and effort to produce the work. It's a model that the industry needs to enable established creators to work on personal, creator-owned projects, and for new and upcoming creators to reach a wider audience. There are some big names involved in this project and others who may be entirely new to you, as they were to me.

Below are some of the stories that will appear in the anthology if it is successful. You can be part of this. If you haven't already funded us, please do look at the work below and think about pledging. There is no risk to you. The way Kickstarter works is that the money is only taken from your credit card account if the project is successfully funded. If we fail to meet the target the funds will never leave your account. And if we do raise the money, the book will be produced. And it will be one hell of a book - 250 full-colour pages and 40 creators.

This is Quin's Return written by myself and drawn by Mark Stafford...




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The anthology also includes work from Greg Pak and Tom Raney...


Then there's Flyer by Justin Zimmerman and Mike Lawrence...


Limited edition bookplate by Farel Dalrymple...


There are prints by Robbie Rodriguez, Toby Cypress, PJ Holden and Robert Sammelin...



Cover art is by Spider-Gwen artist Robbi Rodriguez...


If you like the look of this hit this link: BROKEN FRONTIER ANTHOLOGY for a full list of contributors and more info... and the opportunity to fund the book and make it happen.